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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To illuminate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To illumine; illuminate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make lighter or brighter

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for illumine (probably on the model of French verbs in -lumer, to light up, such as allumer, to light).]

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